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Defenders recycling drive set in McHenry

McHENRY – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will conduct a recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Metra Station parking lot, 4005 Main St.

The recycling drive accepts household batteries, car batteries, lithium and button batteries. The Defenders also collect fluorescent tubes, clean Styrofoam, VHS and cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, packing peanuts and reusable, unpopped bubble wrap.

A donation is requested for fluorescent bulbs and batteries that are brought in to offset the costs involved in processing these items.

Electronics, such as computers, phones, printers, clean microwaves and electronic toys, are accepted. TVs and computer monitors will be accepted for a donation of $10 to $35. Those who become a new member of the Defenders at the recycling drive get two coupons to recycle a television or monitor for free.

At the McHenry collection, the Defenders will accept and pay for aluminum cans.  

Area residents may drive up and drop off their recyclables with Defenders’ volunteers, who help to unload and sort the materials. 

For information, visit the Defenders’ website at http://www.mcdef.org/recycling_information.htm or call 815-338-0393.

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